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  • Lake District Foundation
  • VisitEngland 3 Star Tourist Hostel
  • VisitEngland Cyclists Welcome
  • VisitEngland Walkers Welcome
  • VisitEngland Families Welcome
  • Fair Booking
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Tourist Hostel with 16 bedrooms £22-£29 pppn, £68-£210 prpn

Thorney How Independent Hostel

Thorney How Independent Hostel

Thorney How Independent Hostel

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23 Oct 2019

Children of any age are accepted.

4 per fmale bed
(bunk-bedded bedroom sleeps 1 + 3)

4 per male bed
(bunk-bedded bedroom sleeps 1 + 3)

4 per priv
(bunk-bedded bedroom sleeps 4)

Double Ensuite
(single-bedded bedroom sleeps 2)

Victorian built ground floor room with features, traditional king size double bed, mountain views, comfortable and warm, carpeted, personal storage and comfortable chair. Basic breakfast, towels, in room tea and coffee facilities included within price. En-suite facilities with shower.

Price includes complimentary Basic breakfast. An upgrade is available to Full English for £3.00

Double Ensuite sometimes limits bookings to 2 or more days.

Facilities: Elderly and less mobile, En suite room, Ground floor room, Non-smoking room, Part-time wheelchair users, Private facilities, Scenic view

Stay another night for only an additional £91.00
Reserve for 2 nights >>
Bedroom availability from Wednesday 23 October 2019
Double Ensuite
(single-bedded bedroom sleeps 2)

Family en-suite
(bunk-bedded bedroom sleeps 4)
Family en-suite
(bunk-bedded bedroom sleeps 4)

Large Family
(bunk-bedded bedroom sleeps 6)
Twin Ensuite
(single-bedded bedroom sleeps 2)

Availability last updated 9 Oct 2019 20:06

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Family with Older Children A G
Poznan, Poland
19 August 2017
Rated as 5 out of 5

“day stay in Grasmere, hiking and sightsseing”

Very aesthetic and ascetic place. Clean and equipped in all that is needed. Gave me a feeling of calmness and peace. Beautiful view from the window.
Will try to come back if I can.
Thank you :)

Reply from Thorney How at 19 Aug 2017

Hi Anna Thank you for your kind comments. You are very welcome to come and stay again. Kind regards Taylor & Carolyn

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Thorney How offers guest accommodation with 7 en-suite B&B rooms, and and also a 16 bedded Bunk House in Grasmere, the heart of the Lake District.

Come and experience the tranquil setting with easy access to magnificent scenery, mountain walks, cycling and the cultural centre of Grasmere.

Thorney How is a traditional Lakeland residence with 2 acres of private grounds. Ideal for all sorts of group activities and celebrations, with the accommodation able to be split into 16, 26 or all 42 beds.

The main gentleman's style residence and 400 year old farmhouse is charming and has well proportioned rooms with fabulous views onto the grounds and the distant Fairfield/Helvellyn mountain range. The main house with recently upgraded en-suites has 7 rooms with a total of 26 beds. All main house beds are sold with a basic breakfast that is upgrade able to full cooked English breakfast.

Grasmere Bunk House sits underneath Helm Crag, with 4 rooms creates an independent 16 bedded space.

All beds are mainly bunk bed type with all bed linen supplied. Double, twin and family rooms are also available in the main house.

Private parking, cycle store, drying room, licensed bar and spacious grounds complete the experience.

Whilst enjoying your stay why not hire a mountain bike.

The property is also available for large and smaller group bookings..


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Cooking facilitiesCooking facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Cycles for hireCycles for hire
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • American Express acceptedAmerican Express accepted
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • Showers availableShowers available
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Breakfast availableBreakfast available
  • RestaurantRestaurant
  • Hot waterHot water
  • Bedding providedBedding provided
  • Secure luggage storageSecure luggage storage
  • Common roomCommon room

Leisure facilities available in Grasmere, 0.5 miles, incurs additional cost. Property located within quiet rural area with 2 1/4 acres of private woodland and grounds. Towels available for hire. Credit card payments may incur a small handling charge. Children welcome from any age.


LA22 9QW


Plan route to Thorney How using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 331084  Lat: 54.46655 Long: -3.03366

Thorney How is best accessed via Easedale Road in Grasmere.

(Not suitable for coaches - Sat Nav errors please read below).

From the A591 travelling north on approaching Grasmere go past the roundabout junction near to the Wordsworth Trust signposted Grasmere Village. Instead take the next left hand turn 0.5 mile further on also signposted Grasmere Village opposite the Swan Hotel.

This is Swan Lane. Follow this into the village for 0.5 mile. Easdale Road is immediately on the right as you reach the village green. Follow Easedale Road for 0.25 mile you will go past Butharlyp How YHA, several small groups of houses and over a small bridge.

At a junction Thorney How is signposted right 400yds. Turn right here (Sat Nav directions may take you past this turning, this is incorrect).

Follow the narrow winding and rising lane past a group of houses and woodland. Thoney How is then on your left.

Thorney How is accessible via public transport. National Express coaches stop in Grasmere and there is a local bus 555 from Windermere and Keswick. The nearest local train service is in Windermere, with the nearest national line station at Oxenholme Lake District.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesGravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesClear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • YesBedroom without fitted carpets available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesWet room


  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
  • YesStaff have had disability awareness training


The property enjoys a rural location. Access to and surrounding the building is via uneven ground with no finished surfaces or poorly maintained roads and no street lighting.

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